Studio Results for July 3-5:
1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – $42.3 million
2. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – $41.7 million
3. Public Enemies – $25.3 million
4. The Proposal – $12.9 million
5. The Hangover – $11.3 million
The Independence Day weekend showdown went down to the wire. It was as close as the Federer/Roddick match on Sunday turned out to be (tennis anyone?). The results show Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen edged out Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs by a slim margin, $42.3 million to $41.7 million. Meanwhile, Public Enemies sits comfortably in the #3 slot with about $26 million and The Proposal and The Hangover round up the Top 5.
It’s tough to see who had the most accurate predictions from the Panel since the studio estimates were indecisive. In any occasion, the results seemed have caught us by surprise as the box office underachieved what we expected. Combining Ice Age + Transformers, none of us predicted a gross estimate less than $100 million.
Check back on Friday for our new predictions when two new comedic releases hit a theater near you: Bruno and I Love You Beth Cooper. Personally, I cannot wait to watch Bruno.